Google I/O came and went without an announcement of a new and improved OS, and that rumored June 10th Android 4.3 Jelly Bean reveal never happened. So now we're all left wondering what is next, and when. While we still expect Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to arrive soon, new sources claim Android 5.0 KLP will debut in early October.
Huawei has shared a few images of the Ascend P6 smartphone, however much of what we have seen regarding the handset remains rumor at this point. One of the key points has come in with the thickness, which in this case was expected to be 6.2mm. Huawei has yet to confirm that measurement but a newly set of leaked specs suggests that may not be the way the handset is announced.
Samsung released their WiFi only Galaxy Note 8.0 slate to the market, and now those on AT&T will be able to enjoy it alongside some blazing fast 4G LTE speeds. We saw it hit the FCC so knew it was coming, but this afternoon AT&T has announced the 4G LTE Galaxy Note 8.0 will be exclusively on AT&T later this month.
Verizon Wireless. You can also expect to find fashionable accessories and all types of goodness at her new Brooklyn location. Last month at CTIA Verizon had a big announcement (it wasn't the HTC One) and surprised us all by announcing Viva Movil - a wireless carrier for Latinos. We have more details on the new shop below.
HTC will be releasing the One Mini (M4) sometime this summer. Or a bit more specific, it was said the handset "will go on sale by August."
Samsung has rolled out another well-rumored variant on its Galaxy S4 family, in the shape of the phone-camera hybrid Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Fusing a Galaxy S4 Mini to a point-and-shoot, the new handset packs a 16-megapixel CMOS with a 10x optical zoom lens, while on the back is a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Apple keynote yesterday we saw a lot of interesting and exciting new things with iOS 7, many of which have been available on Android for some time, but we won't get into that now. The most impressive new feature and UI aspect (for me) was this "liveliness" 3D wallpaper doing the parallax effect. Showing the background image move as you tilt the device. Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader we've learned this is nothing new for Android. Check out our hands-on below of what surely is my favorite new app.
HTC is still running the One on 4.1 Jelly Bean, and so it's with great enthusiasm that all owners of the International version of the device are anxious to get their hands on the new 4.2 update. Expected for the middle of June, and if rumors are anything to live by, you could be downloading it to your One within the next 24 hours.
GALAXY S 4. Take a peek below at our quick video and review of the Tech 21 Impact Mesh case for the GS 4.